Full Title:Qualitative Research
Module Code:RESA H8017
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:The aims of this module is to equip students with knowledge of the foundational concepts and principles of social science reserach. In keeping with the final year reseach project (FYRP) students are asked to put together in the form of a proposal an idea for the final year research project, Looking at possible research topic/ areas. Students are required to put together the outline of their FYRP in practice and preparation for the FYRP using the guidance provided.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. undertake an empirical survey, conducted in an ethical manner, investigating a research question developed in and by the class, as a way of developing practical research skills.
  2. 1. Identify and critically review relevant literature
  3. 2. Develop a research question and justify its rationale
  4. 3. Evaluate different research methodologies and justify the appropriateness of specific research methods
  5. Describe how to report reserach findings
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of research ethics and their place in social research
  7. Understand the epistemology: what counts as 'real' research evidence

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
No indicative content
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Students are required to put together an outline of their final year reserach (FYRP) proposal and present it to their peers. Students are required to stay within the parameters of the FYRP guidelines when developing their research project. The following guideline: 1.An Abstract 2.Literature Review. 3. Methods. 4. Ethics. 5. Findings/ Results 6. Discussion of findings None 70.00 0 0 Week 2 0
Continuous Assessment 15 minute Presentation of reserach proposal None 30.00 0 0 Week 2 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Directed Reading No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study No Description 5.50 Every Week 5.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 13.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Bell, Judith 2010, Doing your research project : a guide for first-time researchers in education, health and social sci, 5th Ed., Maidenhead : Open University Press McGraw Hill, [ISBN: 0335235824]
  • Bill Gillham. 2005, Research interviewing the range of techniques, Open University Press Maidenhead ; New York : [ISBN: 0335215874]
  • Beth Humphries 2000, Research in social care and social welfare issues and debates for practice, Jessica Kingsley Publishers London ; Philadelphia [ISBN: 9781846422690]
  • Gray, David E. 2009, Doing research in the real world, SAGE Los Angeles [ISBN: 9781847873378]
  • Greig, Anne (Anne D.) 2007, Doing research with children, 2nd ed. Ed., Sage Publications London [ISBN: 1412918456]
  • Gomm, Roger. 2008, Social research methodology : a critical introduction, 2nd ed. Ed., Palgrave Macmillan New York
  • Bryman Alan 2008, Social research methods, 3rd Ed Ed., Oxford University Press New York [ISBN: 0199202958]
  • Bryman.Alan 2012, Social research methods, 4th Ed Ed., Oxford University Press Oxford
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HSOCA_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care 5 Mandatory
DK_BSSC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Social Care 5 Mandatory